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Clanger interview: PINS

Bedford has a treat this April with Manchester band PINS playing Esquires on the 20th. The feisty punk/indie act have hooks and menace aplenty. Currently playing up and down the country, they’re all over the radio and they got punk godfather Iggy Pop to collab with them. The group consists of singer/guitarist Faith Holgate, guitarist…

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Comedy Festival at the Quarry Theatre

The Quarry Theatre Comedy Festival runs from 31st March – 1st April and has something for every sense of humour. Here’s a selection of what you can see. Full programme available to download from quarrytheatre.org.uk  The Cutlery Crew present: Banging Fun Stuff Friday 31 March at 7pm Tickets: £10 (Concessions £9) Age guidance: 13+ The…

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Clanger interview: Party time with the Dub Pistols

Dub Pistols return to Bedford Esquires on Saturday 1st April as part of their 20th Anniversary tour. Blending ska, hip hop, reggae, punk & funk, this lot know how to get the party started and have collaborated the likes of Terry Hall and Rodney P over the years.  Lloyd Lugsden spoke to head Pistol, Barry…

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Panacea Society’s legacy leads to international conference

Bedford’s religious Panacea Society’s legacy has led to an international examination of apocalyptic threats: climate change, violence, artificial intelligence. When Mabel Barltrop formed The Panacea Society in Albany Road in Bedford in 1919 she had no idea that she was planting the seeds of a legacy that would help us understand the existential threats of…

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Castle Comedy’s 5th birthday celebration

Castle Comedy Bedford is celebrating its 5th Birthday this month! Over the last 5 years it has brought star names and some of the best comics on the UK comedy circuit to Bedford.  Every show is a special show with an amazing atmosphere that has meant that Castle Comedy has a reputation as one of…

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“Violence and Millenarian Movements”

A two-day symposium on the broad subject of Violence and Millenarian Movements. Violence has been envisaged and perpetrated by, and upon, millenarian movements for as long as they have existed. This symposium explores the motivations, causes, consequences and effects of violence for contemporary and historical millenarian movements. With Keynote presentations from Stuart Wright, Lamar University,…

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Support The Higgins!

Joining The Friends of The Higgins Bedford is a great way to support the art gallery and museum. The Friends’ scheme offers an excellent range of benefits including exclusive behind the scenes events, discounted tickets and special offers. This month, the Friends of the Higgins is hosting Call My Lot, an entertaining panel quiz (including…

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Violence and Millenarian Movements – Symposium at Panacea Museum

The Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM) is an initiative of the Panacea Charitable Trust in Bedford, UK and is led by Panacea trustees, Justin Meggitt (University Senior Lecturer in the Critical Study of Religion, University of Cambridge) and Christopher Rowland (retired in 2014 as Dean Ireland’s Professor of the…

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The Panacea Museum: Life at the Founder’s House

From 30th March 2017, a new exhibition will open in Bedford…. The perfectly preserved rooms behind the doors of 12 Albany Road have been fascinating visitors to the Panacea Museum since it first opened in 2012.  From 1904, the house was the family home of Mabel Barltrop and she continued to live there with her daughter…

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